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Last week, the Massachusetts Senate passed an omnibus healthcare reform bill to lower costs, improve patient care, and maintain access to healthcare. One amendment added by State Senator Adam Hinds, a Pittsfield Democrat, was based on pending legislation in the House to help volunteer ambulance services in rural communities. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen spoke with Representative Paul Mark of the 2rd Berkshire state House District, who authored the legislation.

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The Massachusetts Senate passed legislation last week to help curb sexual violence on college campuses. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen spoke with State Senator Adam Hinds, a Pittsfield Democrat, who says the bill will help encourage the reporting of sexual violence, and connect victims with counseling, medical and academic advising services. 

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The state Senate has concluded a yearlong study to find short and long term policy goals to address rising healthcare costs and consumer protections in Massachusetts. Healthcare makes up 40 percent of the state’s budget. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen spoke with State Senator Adam Hinds, a Pittsfield Democrat, about what he calls a common-sense healthcare reform bill for rural Massachusetts.

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Massachusetts lawmakers rallied at the State House in Boston Thursday in support of a criminal justice reform bill. 

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Pittsfield Democrat Adam Hinds has been selected to represent the Massachusetts Senate at the Broadband & Cable Policy Summit, hosted by the National Conference of State Legislators in Colorado. 

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The state’s tourism, arts and cultural development leaders discussed existing and new proposals in western Massachusetts before touring the Berkshires Monday. 

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Western Massachusetts State Senator Adam Hinds will visit the site of Kinder Morgan’s Connecticut Pipeline expansion in Otis State Forest Monday.

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Representatives of State Senator Adam Hinds will meet today with the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Design Lab to coordinate a workshop on improving regional public transportation.

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State Senators Adam Hinds and Marc Pacheco hosted a session of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Future Tour in Pittsfield on Monday. 

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State Senator Adam Hinds will host a session of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Future Tour in Pittsfield on Monday. 

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Massachusetts Senator Adam Hinds hosted a roundtable with state Senate President Stan Rosenberg on Friday in Pittsfield. The focus was how the Berkshires can overcome economic limitations.

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Massachusetts State Senator Adam Hinds is hosting Senate President Stan Rosenberg Friday in Pittsfield for a day of events.

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While the Berkshires already enjoy a summer tourism boost following Memorial Day, legislation in the Massachusetts Senate aims to entice more visitors from New York City. 

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Massachusetts State Senator Adam Hinds has secured funding for employment in Berkshire County.

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Western Massachusetts State Senator Adam Hinds will travel to Washington D.C. to call for funds for the arts and community development.

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State Senator Adam Hinds met with Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts undergraduate students and faculty last week to hear their concerns about the Trump administration’s proposed funding cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts and for the Humanities.

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State Senator Adam Hinds began his two-year term representing western Massachusetts earlier this month. He has taken over for fellow Democrat Ben Downing, who retired after a decade in office.